A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue which causes pain in the other parts of the body.

massage-calf-trigger-point-massage

Trigger point therapy consists of treating the Myofascial trigger points. It is usually focused on specific areas of sustained pain and dysfunction. Most chronic pain conditions produce myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in the other parts of the body.

A trigger point in the back, for example, may producer referral pain in the neck. The pain may be sharp of intense full aches.

Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The recipient actively participates in through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. Cold laser can be used to help assist in reduction of trigger points.